At Western Sydney University we offer both a PhD and an MA in Continental Philosophy. The philosophy research culture at Western Sydney University is vibrant, engaged, and contemporary. A philosophy student at Western Sydney University will be able take advantage of an active schedule of talks, workshops and conferences. Members of the group have special expertise in Kant and post-Kantian German thought from Hegel to Nietzsche, the traditions of 20th-century French and German philosophy emerging out of phenomenology and existentialism and moving into Critical Theory, deconstruction, post-structuralism, and the more recent philosophical trends arising out of those movements. We are open to diverse issues, but place a special emphasis on questions of ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, environmental philosophy, and the historical sense of those questions.